How to Make No-Sew Camera Sleeves with Recycled Socks

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leethal Lee Meredith, contributor
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You can use a couple of old, worn-out socks to make one of these unique digital camera cases.
Leave the wrist strap hanging out to carry the cased camera by.
If you did the two-drawstring method, you close the case by simply pulling the two ends.
You can use a couple of old, worn-out socks to make one of these unique digital camera cases.

You can use a couple of old, worn-out socks to make one of these unique digital camera cases.

Photo: Lee Meredith
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Bring the two ends through the stopper, and tie a knot in the end so the stopper won't fall off. If using two drawstrings, repeat the last step for the other side (bringing the drawstring through the slits with the safety pin), and just tie each of the two cords in a knot. Each side will look the same as the picture but with no stopper.


For the drawstring, you could also use a recycled shoelace or yarn or any other string you have around the house.

 

Now try it out! By leaving the wrist strap hanging out, you can use either that or the drawstring to hold the camera by.


If you did the two-drawstring method, you close the case by simply pulling the two ends!

 

If you want to sew: For both of the first two versions, you could sew the bottom of your case closed for a little bit neater look. That way, the toe won't peak out and the case will look more finished.

Extra Example: Two Socks in a Pair

You can also use a pair of socks, layered together, so I just wanted to show you a sample like that.


One of these socks has a hole and the other does not, so I'll layer them with the hole on the inside.

 

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Comments (3)

ElsyF12 writes: This is such a cute idea! I knitted my current camera case, but it turned out bigger than I expected, so I will definitely have to try this!
Posted: 8:25 pm on March 16th
MeredithP writes: I love this colorful idea. I'm sure it would be easy to find some wild socks at the thrift store. I so need a camera case. This is great...Thanks so much!
Posted: 6:45 pm on February 9th
RubyKitty writes: That's a fun idea. The camera cases you usually get are just boring black or grey, so these are a nice change.
Posted: 3:35 am on February 1st
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